Western PASSHE Low Brass Consortium


Stephen Johnson, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Johnson has a baccalaureate degree in Music Education from Mansfield University and a Master of Music in musical performance (euphonium) from Arizona State University. He earned his PhD from the University of Maryland with concentrations in curriculum and instruction, musical performance, conducting, music theory, and statistical analysis.

As a faculty member in the Department of Music, he is teaching Orchestration, Vocal Methods, and Fundamentals of Music during the fall semester 2007. In spring semester 2008, he will be teaching Introduction to Music, Music from Antiquity to 1750, and conduct the Clarion University Symphonic Band.

Some of the highlights from Dr. Johnson’s musical career include a summer of study with Sam Pilafian, tubist for the Boston Pops Orchestra and Empire Brass Quintet, at the Tanglewood Institute in Tanglewood, Mass. and performing on stage with the Boston Symphony brass section. He also studied privately with Donald Stanley at Mansfield University, Ray Nutaitis at Arizona State University, and Washington Air Force Band euphonium soloist Dr. Brian Bowman. He taught grades 7-12 instrumental music at Sullivan County High School in Laporte, Pennsylvania and has six years experience teaching K-12 vocal and instrumental music. He has co-directed half-time shows for the World Football League in Europe including the World Football League Championship Game in Edinboro, Scotland. In April of 2006 he and Dr. Hubert Toney, Jr. were the guest conductors for the PMEA District 3 Elementary Band Festival held at North Clarion High School.